Florida Georgia Line

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Florida Georgia Line (FGL) is an American country music duo. The vocalists are Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley. Both members gained interest in music through church worship services. Brian Kelley, from Ormond Beach, Florida, was a star baseball pitcher at his high school, leading him to a scholarship at Florida State University. He later transferred to Belmont University after it became clear to him that he would not succeed in baseball. He began to learn to play the guitar, and he also started writing music. Tyler Hubbard, a native of Monroe, Georgia, was a worship leader in his teens. The duo met at Belmont University in 2008 through a campus worship group. After they graduated, they moved in together and gave themselves two years to succeed as a country duo.

The duo’s first album, Here’s to the Good Times, was an 11-song album released on December 4, 2012. The song “Cruise” from the album, reached number one on the Country AirPlay chart on December 15, 2012. The song holds one major record to date. It’s the best-selling country digital song of all time, with sales surpassing ten million. Other songs from the album: “Get Your Shine On”, “Round Here”, and “Stay” all reached number one on the Country AirPlay chart in 2013. In June 2013, the album reached number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. It stayed at the top spot for ten weeks. In 2016, FGL became the first and only country artist to receive the Digital Diamond Award, for their single “Cruise” crossing the ten time Platinum threshold. Since their first album, they have released three other albums: Anything Goes, Dig Your Roots, and Can’t Say I Ain’t Country. FGL has won four CMA awards, six AMA awards, five Billboard Music awards, eight CMT Music awards, and they have been nominated for a Grammy.

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